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10 days is the perfect length of time to visit some of Iran's must-see archaeological and historical sites - many of which are listed as world heritage by UNESCO - with the accompaniment of a local guide who will help you delve into the country's fascinating culture. Take yourself off to Iran's "Triangle Tourism": the stunning cities of Yazd, Shiraz, and Isfahan. Palaces, museums, beautiful g...

10 days is the perfect length of time to visit some of Iran's must-see archaeological and historical sites - many of which are listed as world heritage by UNESCO - with the accompaniment of a local guide who will help you delve into the country's fascinating culture. Take yourself off to Iran's "Triangle Tourism": the stunning cities of Yazd, Shiraz, and Isfahan. Palaces, museums, beautiful gardens, hammams, bazaars, shrines, mosques and temples... Welcome to the home of Persian heritage. It is a perfect tour visits both contemporary feature of Iran in Tehran and the traditional face of it in the most intact city of Iran: Yazd. Two of the most outstanding sites of Iran: Persepolis belongs to pre-Islamic period and Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, reminder of Glory of Safavid dynasty are the most outstanding highlights of this tour.

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Unexpected Surprise: Iran

Arrival at the airport, then check-in at your hotel, where you can either rest up for the night or set off exploring the city on foot!

Visited:
Tehran
Accomodation
Kowsar (Tehran)

Day 2: Tehran: When Tradition Meets Modernity

Early morning arrival at IKA. You'll be met and transferred to your new hotel. After breakfast, get ready for a full-day city tour of Tehran, to visit: Golestan Palace Complex (2 Palaces) - the National Museum, the Glass and Pottery Museum, and the colourful Carpet Museum (or Royal Jewellery Museum) - Overnight stay in Tehran.

Visited:
Tehran
Accomodation
Kowsar (Tehran)

Day 3: Discovering the Royal Palaces

Full-day city tour of Tehran. On the itinerary: Saad Abad Palace complex, Tajrish Bazaar, Darband District, and Imamzadeh Saleh Shrine. Then, transfer to Mehrabad Airport for domestic flight to Shiraz where you'll stay overnight.

Visited:
Shiraz
Accomodation
Night at Eram Hotel (Shiraz)

Day 4: Shiraz: Land of Forever Green Gardens

Shiraz is known as "City of Gardens, Wine and poets" it taken its honour from the 2 most important poets of Persian languge: Hafez and Sa'adi who are from Shiraz. You'll have a full-day city tour of Shiraz, stopping off at: Eram Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Zandieh Complex, Citadel and Pars Garden (Exterior view), Bazaar, Hammam (Anthropology Museum), Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Naranjestan Garden, and Hafez and Sa’di Mausoleums. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Visited:
Shiraz
Accomodation
Night at Eram Hotel (Shiraz)

Day 5: The Road of History

You will have about 450 km drive to Yazd, but it is one of the best structured road of Iran that was constructed during last Kingdom era to reach Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi to Perspolis and Cyrus the Great mausoleum for 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire, known as "Royal Road"; drive off in the direction of Yazd, en-route visiting: Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Naqsh-e-Rostam (Royal Cemetery Vally), and Curyss the Gread Mausolum in Pasargad (UNESCO World Heritage Site), then you have a short rest under shade of the oldest tree in Iran (4200 years old) to drink a cup of tea and Iranian pastries. Overnight in Yazd.

Visited:
ShirazYazd
Accomodation
Night at Laleh (Yazd)

Day 6: Yazd: Holy Fire, Blessed Water and Cool Wind

Welcome to Yazd: the 'City of Sacred Fire, Blessed Water and Wind-Towers.' Full day city tour of Yazd! Get ready to stroll around the Zoroastrian Complex: Fire Temple, Museum, Tower of Silence (cemetery), Mirchaghmagh Square (Mourning Hall), bazaar, the Water Museum, Jame Mosque and it 2000 years live trasferring system (Qanat) , and a walking tour in the traditional part of city: Fahadan District, and finally sweet end in Dolatabad Garden to visit its tallest Wind-Catcher tower (Badgir) ! Overnight in Yazd.

Visited:
Yazd
Accomodation
Night at Laleh (Yazd)

Day 7: Nain and Meybod: Cities of Carpet and Ceramic

Drive to Isfahan (320 km), we should pass a road at the margin of desert where the most outstanding desert architecture of Iran have been waiting for us. Meybod is our first stop, it is known as the town of Ceramic and tile. We visit one of the largest ancient castle of Iran here: Narin Castle; Chaparkhaneh (Traditional post office Museum) then a cup of tea in Safavid Carvansarai makes our day, traditional ice-house visit is a good farewell to our visit of Meybod, then continuing on to Jameh Mosque and Pirnia House in Nain, after we drive directly to Isfahan, Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Visited:
Isfahan
Accomodation
Night at Setareh (Isfahan)

Day 8: Isfahan: Half of The World

Welcome to Half of The World. The Iranians believe that half of beauties of the world are gathered in Isfahan. Today you will discover this meaning. You have a full-day city tour of Isfahan, to visit: Chehel Sotoun Palace and Naqsh-e-Jahan Square complex which is included: Ali Qapo Palace, Shikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Imam Mosque and its glorious Bazaar that receives its fame and glory from its crafts people. Be ready to experience the most unforgettable moment of your life: when you pass 400 years old narrow and dark allies of Isfahan bazaar and then you meet shining blue turquoise dome of Imam Mosque, it is Isfahan. After dinner you have a walking tour to discover iconic bridges of Isfahan Khaju and Si-o-se Pol bridges during night lights. Overnight in Isfahan.

Visited:
Isfahan
Accomodation
Night at Setareh (Isfahan)

Day 9: Isfahan: City of living Rever

One day is never enough to see all of Isfahan's sites, so we've include a second one that takes you to Jameh mosque (UNESCO world heritage site) a showcase of 1000 years tile work of Iran, Vank Armenian Cathedral ( symbol of peaceful coexistence between Iranians and Armenians) , Hasht Behesht Palace, and Khaju and Si-o-se pol Bridges during day light. Overnight in Isfahan.

Visited:
Isfahan
Accomodation
Night at Setareh (Isfahan)

Day 10: Kashan: Symbole of Nobelness Architecture

Drive on to Kashan, en-route stopping off to explore Abyaneh Village which is among the 12 most famous and beautiful village of Iran, Jameh Mosque of Natanz belong to Ilkhanid dynasty, and finally Kashan, city of aristocratic architecture, Carpet and Rose-water. You have a general visit of city and keep your energy for tomorrow to discover Kashan.

Visited:
IsfahanKashan
Accomodation
Night at the Amir kabir Hotel (Kashan)

Day 11: Kashan: Gem on the Crown

You have a full day city tour of Kashan to visit: Broujerdi House, Agha Bozorg Theological School, Bazaar, Fin Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), after touring, you will be driven to Tehran (190 km), Overnight At Tehran .

Visited:
KashanTehran
Accomodation
Ibis Airport (Tehran)

Day 12: Departure Home

Unfortunately, your trip reaches its end here! Transfer to the airport for your flight home. See you next time!

Visited:
Tehran

Tehran Shiraz Yazd Isfahan Kashan

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £2,630 / 12 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax 4 PaxSingle supplement for hotelsEntrance fees for cultural and historical sites
Price per person in Bed and Breakfast Room£2,640£1,940£630£180

Included in price:

  • Airport // Hotel // Airport transfers with Private A.C Car
  • All land transportation with A.C vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation DBL / TWIN room with breakfast included
  • Domestic flight from Tehran to Shiraz
  • Accompanying licensed English speaking tour guide for the entire trip
  • All entrances fee for the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • All tips at restaurants and hotels (except the driver and tour guide tip
  • Mineral water or tea or coffee during the day tour
  • Visa processing support
  • Souvenir
  • V.A.T

Not included in price:

  • International tickets
  • Unpredictable events which cause extra expenses during tour
  • All expenses of private nature such as telephone calls
  • Faxes
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Expenses due to deviations from the scheduled program
  • Iran visa embassy fee obtained from the client/s at the time of collecting visa in the embassy
  • All lunches and Dinners for BB service, tip to driver and tour guide
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